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post #1 of 7 Old 08-22-2015, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Maintenance to do while Tranny is out?

I just pulled my transmission out of my 2002 jeep wrangler 4.0L and I'm wondering if there's any maintenance i should be doing while I have it out. The thought of a main seal crossed my mind but I haven't pulled off the pressure plate to see if you can actually get to them from there or you need to pull off the oil pan. I pulled the tranny to replace the clutch so all of that is already getting replaced while I'm in there.

This is my first time pulling a transmission and all I needed to take care of was the clutch but I'm sure there's something else that needs to be done while I'm in there. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-22-2015, 10:14 AM
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look and see if there is a freeze plug that you can only get to with pressure plate off...
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-22-2015, 11:05 AM
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The access the RMS is via the oil pan so that's not something that has to be done while the trans is out. I would do a fluid change in the trans and transfer case while it is out and replace the throw out fork spring clip, other than that there is not much to do other than inspecting the joints on each drive shaft. If you are re-using the flywheel do not have it re-surfaced as it has a convex surface, just clean it up.
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if the RMS is leaking it is way easier to do without the trans up there so yes it is something I would do if it needed to be done.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-22-2015, 01:16 PM
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Rear main is the two-halves style, whatever the modern rubber equivalent is of the old rope-style seals. Can do that anytime with tranny in or not, drop the oil-pan, pull rear main and get ya a "sneaky pete" tool to wiggle out the upper half. Make sure that your input shaft seal isn't leaking (Tranny fluid on the clutch is never good). Easy as removing the bolts from the input shaft housing (where the throw-out bearing slides-on) and popping off the seal out from the back of the housing with a pry tool.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-22-2015, 04:22 PM
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Transmission mount isolator?

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-22-2015, 05:22 PM
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It's not a "maintenance" item, but you may want to look into relocating the breather vent to a higher location for the trans and t-case. Much easier while it's out.

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